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Sigma APO 135-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG
6.9 out of 10

Sigma APO 135-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG

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Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO 135-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG

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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

juan65, Fredmiranda
3 April 2010
  • Conclusion: may be good as a cheap start up, I got some sharp images of the moon, until I removed the UV filter, F/14 and in a tripod, (UV filters will make images a bit softer) Images comes out with a brownish color, lens creep like s..
  • Pros: got some sharp images of the moon in a tripod at F/14 no UV filter, I can't think of any other, oh! the foam paded lens case, better then canon's and nikon
  • Cons: super slow and noise focus, hunts, lens creaps, fits looose in Nikon D90 body,
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

ebarrientos, Fredmiranda
23 April 2008
  • Conclusion: I highly recommend this lens for beginners. My problem with it is that when trying to take photos (of wildlife in my case) from a distance they turn out very soft and noisy. From a moderate distance a small aperture of 8-14 is needed for decent quality.
  • Pros: Great price, excellent for beginners, tripod collar, good quality at a close distance.
  • Cons: Horrible autofocus (noisy, hunts, and slow), lens creep; bad, soft quality when photos are taken from a distance. Not sharp.
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

hris Towerton, Fredmiranda
14 August 2007
  • Conclusion: Pre-purchase reasons for buying this lens: · It sat well priced with my healthy but balanced hobby budget. · It cast a full frame image circle (making it more future proof and able to be shared with my film based camera).
  • Pros: Tripod collar
  • Cons: Poor QC
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

eddyboy, Fredmiranda
2 July 2006
  • Conclusion: Not good enough to schlepp around. You are much better off with the very fine Sigma 70-200 2.8 hsm and a converter. Of course at twice the price....
  • Pros: Not expensive..Pretty well built. Nice feel
  • Cons: Loose zoom not very sharp relatively slow AF
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Overall 6
6.0

It all depends...

Herbie, Amazon
5 April 2006
  • Summary: 1. This lens can be a great lens, or a headache. Somehow, and probably also because of its weight, this lens can not be easily handheld, and can not produce a reasonable sharp image if not on a reasonable high shutterspeed - nothing below 1/250 at all... 2.
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

snegron, Fredmiranda
13 March 2006
  • Conclusion: I purchased it new and used it about three times in different lighting conditions on my D70. Results were not as sharp as I wanted. After getting a Nikon 80-200mm 2.8, the Sigma was placed back in its original box with its hood, caps, and carrying case and is now resting permanently on a shelf.
  • Pros: Price is not bad for a lens of this focal length. It looks plastic but feels solid and heavy. I like the case for storage. Tripod collar secures lens well.
  • Cons: Much softer than I expected. Looks ridiculous when extended to 400mm with hood on.
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

andylaiphoto, Fredmiranda
20 November 2005
  • Conclusion: I wouldn't do it over again. It's a bargain but "you get what you pay for."
  • Pros: Build materials and price.
  • Cons: Lens creep, horribly soft wide open, slow AF.
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

capt don, Fredmiranda
1 August 2005
  • Conclusion: I have had this lens for a couple of years and just up graded to the canon 100-400 IS. No comparison, when i think of all the shots that i have taken that i thought i was satisfied with at the time, i now know that if i had the money at the time how great those shots could really have been.
  • Pros: inexpensive
  • Cons: noise, not real crisp on enlargements and the zoom creep is terrible
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Unregistered, Fredmiranda
24 April 2004
  • Conclusion: Can you do some shots of your cam with the lens on at max zoom so we can see what it looks like at full length? (if you have another cam to shoot with of course)
  • Pros: don't have one
  • Cons: don't have one
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